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About the Hosts

Tarek El Moussa

After a successful career selling multi-million dollar mansions, Tarek found a new passion: flipping distressed properties.
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Christina El Moussa

A real estate agent with an eye for design, Christina is half of the husband-wife renovation team on Flip or Flop.
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About the Show

Tarek is a self-proclaimed real estate genius with determination and drive. Christina is Tarek's picture-perfect wife, who Tarek's friends still can't believe he landed. In each episode of Flip or Flop, Tarek and Christina flip a new property. From the nail-biting purchase at auction, to the frustrating renovations and maddening showings, to the giddy acceptance of an offer, we'll follow along as these two relatively novice flippers try their hand at the toughest game in town. From purchase to resale, weaving their personal lives within the story of the flip. From paying cash, sight unseen, for a property at auction, through the hapless remodeling process, to the frantic sale, this young couple is putting everything they have into this venture.

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Episode 7

A Barnyard Dance

Tarek and Christina come across an intriguing short sale listing in the desirable neighborhood of Torrance. The exterior is in good shape and the comparable properties indicate the house could be a good value; but once they tour the home it becomes immediately clear that a lot of work and a lot of money will be required to update this 1927 home. Convinced that there's a profit to be made here despite the numerous challenges, Tarek and Christina punch their dance card and purchase the property. Can Tarek and Christina navigate this renovation maze or will they live to regret taking this house out for a barnyard dance?

Thursday
Jan 22

1:30pm | 12:30c

Episode 14

Hilltop Hangup

Tarek and Christina come across a short sale listing in a desirable, hilly neighborhood of La Mirada, California. Although its price as compared to recent sales in the area leaves a tighter profit margin than they would like, the 1990s home is newer than the investment properties they typically buy and shouldn't need as much renovation as a result. With Tarek and Christina's usual contractor tied up by their growing roster of flip properties, they turn to a new contractor who comes recommended by fellow flippers. Will this newer home and new contractor make for a straightforward flip or could surprise costs and small mistakes leave Tarek and Christina risking a flop on this hilltop hangup?

Thursday
Jan 22

2pm | 1c

Episode 2

Vandalized Foreclosure

Tarek and Christina have had their eyes on a short sale in Anaheim Hills for about a month, when suddenly it goes to foreclosure auction, so they jump on it for $430K. They arrive at the house for a walk through with their contractor and discover that the house has been vandalized! All the widows are broken, the hardwood floors are hammered, and there's graffiti and food all over the place! But worst of all, concrete was poured in the sinks, showers and toilets, destroying the plumbing in the house! Now their entire budget will be spent just fixing this damage, instead of doing the upgrades that would attract buyers. Will Tarek and Christina pull through this nightmare and flip this house? Or will this vandalized foreclosure sink their flipping business and make this a FLOP?

Thursday
Jan 22

2:30pm | 1:30c

Episode 1

Foreclosure Shock

With no foreclosures to flip in Orange County, Tarek and Christina broaden their search to include Los Angeles County and find a house with a view that looks promising. The only problem is that the home is too far away for them to look at it before they go to the auction, so they'll have to bid on the property sight unseen. After placing the winning bid, they meet their contractor at the house for a design walkthrough. But listing photos aren't always what they appear, and the divide between initial perception and present reality has left Tarek and Christina in total foreclosure shock.

Thursday
Jan 22

3pm | 2c

Episode 5

Dirty, Dated and Undesired

Tarek and Christina spot a home listing online that's set for an auction that afternoon and based on neighborhood comps, the dirty and dated house looks like a bargain. By outward appearances, all it needs is an inexpensive cosmetic rehab. But after an unusual auction and a bevy of surprise issues, this dirty, dated and undesired home has quickly become more work than Tarek and Christina ever imagined.

Thursday
Jan 22

3:30pm | 2:30c

Episode 10

Facelift Flip

Tarek and Christina check out a short sale that's listed at $214,900, discounted a full 50% from the $430K currently owed on the house! Short sales can be great opportunities for house flippers because banks would rather take a loss on a house than foreclosing and having to sell it themselves. This house is a large 4 bedroom with a pool that appears to just need a facelift, and with comps in the area between $230,000 and $280,000, Tarek and Christina make an offer, which is accepted, for $200,000. They get a $30,000 bid from their contractor to update the kitchen, bathrooms, master closet and the pool, bringing them right to the lower end of their comps. But when they realize a back addition is unpermitted, the added costs may erase their profits, potentially leaving the facelift they planned on giving the house covered with red ink!

Thursday
Jan 22

4pm | 3c

Episode 12

The Moldy Mess

After some intensive research on comps, Tarek and Christina find a promising 5 bedroom, 3 bath, house to flip in a family neighborhood of Bellflower, CA. When they tour the home with their contractor, Izzy, Tarek and Christina are thrilled to find a newly renovated kitchen and a dining room that just needs a coat of paint, however, their hopes, that the rest of the house will also be in turn-key condition, are quickly dashed when they discover that the upstairs master bathroom is covered in floor to ceiling mold. Considering the kitchen is in such good condition, Tarek and Christina decide that dealing with the mold remediation shouldn't ruin their remodel budget, and negotiate with the bank to secure the house for $385,000. But after they hire a mold inspector to run some tests, they discover they have toxic mold on their hands, which, not only is more expensive to treat than was expected, but will also take longer to fix. As they open up the walls to deal with the mold, they also find fire damage throughout the attic, and extensive termite damage throughout the house. With further delays and costs, all bets are off, as Tarek and Christina scramble to get this home renovated and on the market. Will cleaning up this moldy mess make them Flip or Flop?

Thursday
Jan 22

4:30pm | 3:30c

Episode 11

A Flip With A View

Tarek and Christina decide to go big and invest in a Real Estate Owned, or banked owned, high-end hilltop home with a gorgeous view. They check their bank statements and realize that even after maxing out their credit cards, the only way they can cover the costs of rehab is to get Tarek's mother to invest by taking out a loan against her home equity. So, if they lose on this house, it will affect the whole family. Banking on the home's beautiful view, Tarek and Christina spend 20 thousand of their $50,000 rehab budget on landscaping, however, after they notice a crack in the foundation slab of the house, they realize that the home might be sinking down the hill along with their profits! With literally everything, and then some, invested, will this flip with a view have Tarek and his family sitting pretty, or tumbling down the hill towards bankruptcy?

Thursday
Jan 22

5pm | 4c

Episode 9

Flop House Flip

Tarek snoops a small four bedroom foreclosure with a pool in La Mirada as Christina heads to the public foreclosure auction where the house is on the docket. Tarek calls Christina, and from his evaluation of the house, Christina bids and wins the house for $210,000, a smokin' deal! However, as soon as Tarek and Christina open the door, it's clear that this dilapidated house needs a full rehab from tip to tail. It's a disgusting, smelly, confusing mess of rooms, with piles of trash, and graffiti everywhere. Tarek seriously underestimated the home's rehab costs, as initial bids from contractors come in at $50,000 and up. The cost alone for cleaning up this flop house is expensive, but when they begin to discover a bevy of unpermitted construction, Tarek and Christina are forced to demo unpermitted additions and spend money to decrease their square footage! With a skyrocketing budget and a rehab plan, which actually might be de-valuing the house, will this flop house Flip Or Flop?

Thursday
Jan 22

5:30pm | 4:30c

Episode 13

Ranch House of Ruin

Tarek and Christina come across a trust sale listing in Buena Park, California that looks very well-priced in comparison to recent sales in the area. After walking the home with their contractor and receiving a preliminary budget estimate, they're excited by the potential for profit. But as work begins and renovation costs rise on changing plans and hidden problems, their enticing profit margin appears to be on a downward spiral. Can Tarek and Christina rehabilitate this home into modern splendor or will mounting costs leave it to remain a ranch house of ruin?

Thursday
Jan 22

6pm | 5c

Episode 10

A Neglected Flip

Tarek and Christina get a lead on a home in Anaheim, California that is being offered as a quick, all-cash sale with no inspections and no contingencies. This seems like a project that's right up their alley. But with a tenant still living in the property, Tarek and Christina can't see inside the home before deciding to make an offer and anything could be behind that front door. Will the unknown spell disaster or could a little tender loving care be all that's needed to reverse the woes of this neglected flip?

Thursday
Jan 22

6:30pm | 5:30c

Episode 11

A Risky Flip

Tarek and Christina spot a listing that seems too good to be true, and as is often the case, the house doesn't exactly match the potential it had in the listing. But even with a major surprise in the details about the house, Tarek and Christina still see an opportunity for profit and embark on a fast flip with a new contractor. Will Tarek and Christina's gamble on this home and a new contractor pay off big profits or will this turn out to be nothing more than a risky flip?

Thursday
Jan 22

7pm | 6c

Episode 8

Hard Money Blues

Tarek and Christina get a lead on a listing in an upscale neighborhood of Whittier, California and although the entire home will need some serious updating from its original 1969 finishes, the renovation appears to be mostly cosmetic and comparable properties suggest great potential for profit. With all their money tied up in other flips, Tarek and Christina must secure a hard money loan to make an offer on the home; but that alone will cost them hundreds of dollars a day in interest and one never knows what budget-busting financial hazards could be lurking behind those popcorn-textured walls. Can their contractor renovate this big house in a small timeframe or will unforeseen problems leave the project a day late and a dollar short? Could this high-end home and its expensive loan leave Tarek and Christina singing the hard money blues?

Thursday
Jan 22

7:30pm | 6:30c

Episode 1

Foreclosure Shock

With no foreclosures to flip in Orange County, Tarek and Christina broaden their search to include Los Angeles County and find a house with a view that looks promising. The only problem is that the home is too far away for them to look at it before they go to the auction, so they'll have to bid on the property sight unseen. After placing the winning bid, they meet their contractor at the house for a design walkthrough. But listing photos aren't always what they appear, and the divide between initial perception and present reality has left Tarek and Christina in total foreclosure shock.

Saturday
Feb 7

2pm | 1c

Episode 3

Nothing But Potential

Tarek and Christina come across a bank-owned listing which has been on the market for fewer than 24 hours and is only accepting offers until 5:00pm the very same day. It's a house with great potential and Tarek is ready to pounce, so they make an offer and the bank accepts. But as renovation rolls along to bring this home to its true potential, problems arise. As budgets crash through ceilings and deadlines continue to be pushed, could this latest flip turn out to be nothing but trouble, or will it prove it always had nothing but potential?

Saturday
Feb 7

2:30pm | 1:30c

Episode 4

Too Small to Fail

Tarek and Christina find a short sale home listed in Whittier, California that's rather small but the asking price of $275,000 looks enticing next to comparable properties in the area. With their own resources spread thinly across other flips, Tarek and Christina have only $300,000 to spend on the home and its renovation. Despite their rigid debt ceiling, they're convinced they can purchase and rehab the home within a strict budget. But as problems are discovered and the margins start getting tighter, Tarek and Christina hope they can turn a profit on this investment home that is too small to fail.

Saturday
Feb 7

3pm | 2c

Episode 2

Unfinished Flip

Tarek and Christina are contacted by a cash strapped flipper who needs to unload a project house. With no bathrooms, no kitchen and nothing but plywood floors, exposed framing and piles of rubble, Tarek starts adding up the dollars required just to rehab the house.

Saturday
Feb 7

3:30pm | 2:30c

Episode 10

A Neglected Flip

Tarek and Christina get a lead on a home in Anaheim, California that is being offered as a quick, all-cash sale with no inspections and no contingencies. This seems like a project that's right up their alley. But with a tenant still living in the property, Tarek and Christina can't see inside the home before deciding to make an offer and anything could be behind that front door. Will the unknown spell disaster or could a little tender loving care be all that's needed to reverse the woes of this neglected flip?

Saturday
Feb 7

4pm | 3c

Episode 11

A Risky Flip

Tarek and Christina spot a listing that seems too good to be true, and as is often the case, the house doesn't exactly match the potential it had in the listing. But even with a major surprise in the details about the house, Tarek and Christina still see an opportunity for profit and embark on a fast flip with a new contractor. Will Tarek and Christina's gamble on this home and a new contractor pay off big profits or will this turn out to be nothing more than a risky flip?

Saturday
Feb 7

4:30pm | 3:30c

Episode 13

Ranch House of Ruin

Tarek and Christina come across a trust sale listing in Buena Park, California that looks very well-priced in comparison to recent sales in the area. After walking the home with their contractor and receiving a preliminary budget estimate, they're excited by the potential for profit. But as work begins and renovation costs rise on changing plans and hidden problems, their enticing profit margin appears to be on a downward spiral. Can Tarek and Christina rehabilitate this home into modern splendor or will mounting costs leave it to remain a ranch house of ruin?

Saturday
Feb 7

5pm | 4c

Episode 7

Inland Empire Cosmetic Nightmare

Tarek and Christina spot a large house in Ontario CA, going to auction for an opening bid 150K. But it's too far away to snoop and the auction starts in less than an hour. Based on comps, which are $240K-$260K, they take a leap of faith and head to the auction where they win the house for $180K. It's always nerve wracking to buy a house sight-unseen, but while walking through the house with their contractor, Dan Messina, it seems to be mostly cosmetic and can be done for 30K in 30 days. But after the work begins they find rotted wood, which leads to extensive termite damage. Will these termites destroy their budget to update the house? Will they be able to make the upgrades that will attract buyers? Or will they be forced to market this Inland Empire Cosmetic Nightmare as is.

Saturday
Feb 7

5:30pm | 4:30c

Episode 5

Dirty, Dated and Undesired

Tarek and Christina spot a home listing online that's set for an auction that afternoon and based on neighborhood comps, the dirty and dated house looks like a bargain. By outward appearances, all it needs is an inexpensive cosmetic rehab. But after an unusual auction and a bevy of surprise issues, this dirty, dated and undesired home has quickly become more work than Tarek and Christina ever imagined.

Saturday
Feb 7

6pm | 5c

Episode 14

Hilltop Hangup

Tarek and Christina come across a short sale listing in a desirable, hilly neighborhood of La Mirada, California. Although its price as compared to recent sales in the area leaves a tighter profit margin than they would like, the 1990s home is newer than the investment properties they typically buy and shouldn't need as much renovation as a result. With Tarek and Christina's usual contractor tied up by their growing roster of flip properties, they turn to a new contractor who comes recommended by fellow flippers. Will this newer home and new contractor make for a straightforward flip or could surprise costs and small mistakes leave Tarek and Christina risking a flop on this hilltop hangup?

Saturday
Feb 7

6:30pm | 5:30c

Episode 12

Mid-Century Flip

Tarek and Christina get a lead on a home in Long Beach, California that sounds like the kind of project that has become their standard. But soon after walking the property and visiting a neighborhood comp, it becomes clear that this flip is anything but standard. The architecturally significant mid-century modern home will require Tarek and Christina to step out of their design and renovation comfort zones if they are to turn a profit on their investment. Can Tarek and Christina turn back time on their design aesthetic without inflating their budget or could a present-day flop be looming over this historic mid-century flip?

Saturday
Feb 7

7pm | 6c

Episode 9

Loud, Louder, Loudest

Christina receives an e-mail from an agent who has a listing in the South Bay neighborhood of Hawthorne. The dated house needs a lot of work and while it's situated on a busy street near an airport and a noisy elementary school, its attractive list price draws in Tarek and Christina. It's a challenge, but this total renovation is the kind of project they love to take on. That is until work begins and a multitude of hidden problems rise to the surface. Will Tarek and Christina's high hopes fall on deaf ears, or can they overcome this home's loud, louder, and loudest problems to turn a profit?

Saturday
Feb 7

7:30pm | 6:30c

Episode 2

Vandalized Foreclosure

Tarek and Christina have had their eyes on a short sale in Anaheim Hills for about a month, when suddenly it goes to foreclosure auction, so they jump on it for $430K. They arrive at the house for a walk through with their contractor and discover that the house has been vandalized! All the widows are broken, the hardwood floors are hammered, and there's graffiti and food all over the place! But worst of all, concrete was poured in the sinks, showers and toilets, destroying the plumbing in the house! Now their entire budget will be spent just fixing this damage, instead of doing the upgrades that would attract buyers. Will Tarek and Christina pull through this nightmare and flip this house? Or will this vandalized foreclosure sink their flipping business and make this a FLOP?

Monday
Feb 9

7:30pm | 6:30c

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